Description: Google’s mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs.
Date: October 31, 2014
Android continued to dominate the smartphone market last quarter, far outpacing Apple’s iOS, according to research released Friday by Strategy Analytics. For the third quarter, global shipments of Android-based smartphones reached 268 million, up from 206 million for the same quarter a year ago. Those numbers helped the OS win a market share of 84 percent, up from 81.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. Strategy Analytics cited the power of Android overall but did point to challenges for individual Android device makers. Read the full story.
Questions for discussion:
1. Do you prefer Android, iPhone or Blackberry?
2. Do you see the Android phone overtaking iPhone shares in the near future?